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's home town in louisiana. >> they've managed to create a ta trkt arta -- patina of a show that's around a country format. >> reporter: not only are the robertsons real people, but they still live in their home time. one offers visitors to duck into the city of monroe and follow the beards. now for the beards. the unkempt facial hair is all its own. i even felt a little out of place when i met them last year. there is a solution for that. the duck dynasty beard booth. problem solved. "duck dynasty" outstanding ratings are a threat and an example of how tv ratings are being dumbed down to the lowest common denominator. >> what we're seeing is there are all kinds of viewers watching some of these shows for different reasons. some watch them because they relate to the characters, and some people watch it to feel superior to the characters. the truth is, for a & e's purposes, it doesn't matter why people watch as long as they keep doing it. >> reporter: fans, however, argue it's not the beards or the camouflage that makes it attractive to the audience, it's the clampitt style clean humor and
the mega hit duck dynasty. the series follows a wildly successful family-run company in louisiana that manufactures duck calls. on wednesday, the show's fourth season premier shattered cable tv records for reality shows 11.8 million people tuned in. half of those in the critical 18 to 49 demographic. the show also lights up social media and it has its own hugely popular product line. what explains the success? what's the allure of watching a bunch of long-haired rednecks sitting around teasing each other talking about their business, relationships and family lives? there is no nudity. pretty much no foul language. and no celebrity drop-byes. first, this is my theory. the duck dynasty characters are genuinely funny, but it's not always the obvious slapstick stuff. the dialogue can be really ironic, too. the robertson family comes across as unrehearsed, no nonsense, and warm. yet, there is another explanation for this mega hit. the show's focus on family, country and faith. each episode, in fact, ends with a prayer. >> let's pray. father, we thank you for this night and we thank you
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